We won't be open, get your growlers filled early.
The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons. From here, the traditional revelry of "Boeuf Gras," or fatted calf, followed France to her colonies.
On March 2, 1699, French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville arrived at a plot of ground 60 miles directly south of New Orleans, and named it "Pointe du Mardi Gras" when his men realized it was the eve of the festive holiday. Bienville also established "Fort Louis de la Louisiane" (which is now Mobile) in 1702. In 1703, the tiny settlement of Fort Louis de la Mobile celebrated America's very first Mardi Gras.
In 1704, Mobile established a secret society (Masque de la Mobile), similar to those that form our current Mardi Gras krewes. It lasted until 1709. In 1710, the "Boeuf Gras Society" was formed and paraded from 1711 through 1861. The procession was held with a huge bull's head pushed alone on wheels by 16 men. Later, Rex would parade with an actual bull, draped in white and signaling the coming Lenten meat fast. This occurred on Fat Tuesday.
Not that we need an excuse to celebrate our favorite beverage...
"National Beer Day is a celebration of the Cullen–Harrison Act being signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933. Upon signing the legislation, Roosevelt made his famous remark, "I think this would be a good time for a beer." The law went into effect on April 7 of that year, allowing people to buy, sell and drink beer containing up to 3.2% alcohol by weight (or 4.05% by volume) in states that had enacted their own law allowing such sales. People across the country responded by gathering outside breweries, some beginning the night before. On that first day, 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed, inspiring the future holiday. Today, April 7 is recognized as National Beer Day and April 6 is known as New Beer's Eve."
Borrowed from Wikipedia...
King Gambrinus is credited as the first person to add hops to beer...
"Gambrinus (/gæmˈbraɪnəs/ gam-bry-nəs), is a legendary European culture hero celebrated as an icon of beer, brewing, joviality, and joie de vivre. Traditional songs, poems, and stories describe him as a king, duke, or count of Flanders and Brabant.Typical representations in the visual arts depict him as a rotund, bearded duke or king, holding a tankard or mug, and sometimes with a keg nearby."
The Dam Brewhaus is excited to bring you the first EVER beer festival in Marshall County!
Featuring 11 Breweries:
Paducah Beer Werks
Tennessee Brew Works
Against The Grain
Tickets sold the day of event $25, includes 10 samples, a commemorative glass and free primitive camping on sight the night of the event.
Friday Night Live is back for it's 18th season and the summer lineup is sure to have something for everyone! Join us for our LAST Friday Night Live of the 2018 season with Dylan Scott and Special Guest The Cameron Tabor Band! Doors open at 6 and shows start at 7!
With FREE CONCERTS featuring nationally recognized headliners, vendors, the Kidz Zone with inflatables, live characters, and more, the Friday Night Live West End featuring local bands, and so much more, what's not to love?! Mark your calendars now to join us for the BEST FRIDAY NIGHTS ON EARTH!
"Friday Night Live is back for another season and we're ready for another fun-filled summer," said Mayor David Jackson. "We're expanding genres, adding attractions, and working hard to make Madisonville a place where people want to be!"
More info and vendor apps can be found at http://www.madisonvilleky.us/index.php/government/community-development/friday-night-live or by contacting the Office of Community Development at 270-824-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is sponsored by the City of Madisonville, Madisonville Forward, and Land O'Frost!
"To the Europeans in quest of their family history, Metz uncovers a birthplace: Saint Arnold, Mayor of the Palace a bishop who then became a hermit, the paternal ancestor and spiritual father of French Christendom.
One cannot forget that Charlemagne was a 6th generation descendent of Saint Arnold. Whenever one refers back to distant periods, the facts and myths get mixed together to create the legend."
oin the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at our next History on Tap program at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, July 26 at 6:30pm. Local journalist Jennifer Pitzer Brown will share some of her most memorable stories from a life in news.
In her talk “The Hopkinsville Narrative,” Brown, a former Kentucky New Era reporter and editor, will relate stories of colorful characters, unsung heroes and hardened criminals. Brown’s files include accounts of everything from unsolved murders and final wishes, to domesticated bears on a local farm and an alien in a bucket. Brown’s reporting has taken her to many unexpected situations that illuminate the region’s recent history and culture. Enjoy a pint while we revel in some good, ole Hoptown stories.
Hops on the Ohio is a 4 hour tour of local Kentucky breweries and an exploration of the nations favorite brands. This will be the first annual beer festival to be held by the RiverPark Center.
Prepare for an afternoon of music and catering from Mellow Mushroom. Local distillery, OZ Tyler, will be participating with bourbon tastings and freshly emptied bourbon barrels. These barrels have been passed out to a handful of Kentucky breweries to age beer in specifically for the festival.
*The VIP area will overlook the event space and feature special beer, food and music for up the first 75 people to purchase VIP tickets!
Join us for our ongoing History on Tap series! This month, author and documentary producer Joshua Maxwell joins us to share the history of the Hoptown Hoppers and the Kitty League. Kick off the summer - and baseball season - with local history and a local brew!
Want to be immortalized in Hoptown Beer History? The HBC donation this year is Beer Naming Rights. You get to name one of our beers.
You can place your bid with a Rotarian in the Memorial Building, or you can call in your bid during auction hours at 270-885-7500.
If you have a coat that you're wanting to get out of your closet...bring it this Saturday 13th, to Founders Square / Farmer's Market, downtown Hoptown 10am-2pm!! It's late in the season, but we are hoping to get them to those who need one.
***Please, no clothes, house items, toys, etc.
Bring on the hanger, if you'd like. It will cut down on manpower of sorting.
All sizes, genders, styles.
In 1854, Pasteur was appointed professor of chemistry and dean of the science faculty at the University of Lille. There, he worked on finding solutions to the problems with the manufacture of alcoholic drinks. Working with the germ theory, which Pasteur did not invent but further developed through experiments and eventually convinced most of Europe of its truth, he demonstrated that organisms such as bacteria were responsible for souring wine, beer and even milk. He then invented a process where bacteria could be removed by boiling and then cooling liquid. He completed the first test on April 20, 1862. Today the process is known as pasteurization.
"Happy Festivus" is the traditional greeting of Festivus, a holiday featured in the Season 9 episode of Seinfeld named "The Strike", which first aired on December 18, 1997. Since then, many people have been inspired by this zany, offbeat Seinfeld holiday and now celebrate Festivus as any other holiday.
It’s National Lager Day! Lager is a type of German beer that is bottom fermented and lightly hopped. It is usually stored for at least three weeks after brewing before it is served.
Lager is the dominant style of beer throughout the world, except in England where ale is the favorite style. The only real difference between ale and lager is that ales ferment and age quickly at warm temperatures, while lagers ferment and age slowly at cool temperatures. These different types of fermentation allow for a vast difference in flavor and aroma.
To celebrate National Lager Day, head to your favorite pub and enjoy a refreshing brew of your favorite lager or try brewing your own!
Feel the spirit of the season centered around the wonder of trains on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the 13th Annual Pennyrile Polar Express! Historic East 9th Street will be transformed into a winter wonderland with train station stops that feature free activities sponsored by local businesses. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the L&N Depot, get a copy of Chris Van Allsburg's book The Polar Express, ride carriages and a mini train, hear other holiday stories, watch miniature trains, make crafts, and more! Located on East 9th Street from Main Street to the railroad tracks, the event is open to the public and will run from 3pm-5pm.
Stay downtown for the HES Christmas Parade, downtown tree lighting, and The Polar Express movie at the Alhambra Theatre!
The turn of the twentieth century was a dark time in America. The Women's Christian Temperance Union, which had been promoting Prohibition for many years, believed alcohol was the cause of many, if not all, social ills. Mistruths like this were spread. Lines were drawn. Bars and taverns were vandalized. People were killed. On January 16th, 1919, Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment, outlawing alcohol and ostensibly putting an end to drunkenness, crime, mental illness, and poverty.
We are excited to be taking this mobile record shop even FURTHER on the road. We'll be setting up shop at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Saturday, November 25th from 12-6 pm. Stop by for some deliciously crafted local beers, good company, and of course VINYL!!!
See you there Hopkinsville ❤
Community and Development Services is hosting a contest, in conjunction with the United Way of the Pennyrile, for the “Favorite Small Business” in Hopkinsville or Christian County. Patrons may vote at the Downtown Farmers Market between the hours of 10 AM 7 2 PM. The votes are $1 per vote, or $5 for 8 votes.
Untappd is a free app for craft beer lovers. You can see brewery menus, check into craft breweries, rate local beers and earn badges for your participation.
Hopkinsville Brewing Company is the first craft brewery in this region to have a Brewery Badge. When you visit HBC, checkin to get started. Rate 5 beers and you will advance to the next level. Watch our menu board for prizes as you advance up the HBC ladder.
Stroll, sip and #shoplocal shop downtown#Hopkinsville featuring new #shopsmall canvas shopper bags. Holders of these shopper bags will have access to special promotions (at the discretion of the merchants listed on the shopper bag) when out and about using their shopper bags in the downtown area. When & where? Thursday, October 12, 4-7pm at Fred Atkins Park.
The Pennyroyal Arts Council and Sanctuary, Inc. present Dancing with Our Stars on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Planters Bank for supporting this event!
The event will feature local celebrities as well as professionals. Watch our Dancing with Our Stars page throughout the summer to see as we unveil each dancing team!
Proceeds from the event and the funds raised during the dancing festivities will support the missions of the Pennyroyal Arts Council and Sanctuary, Inc. The mission of the Pennyroyal Arts Council is to encourage, develop, and promote the appreciation of the Arts through Education, Support, Service, and Presentation. Sanctuary, Inc. is committed to the provision of preventative and restorative services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
For every dollar raised from now through the event, you're contributing to two great causes!
Today is Drink Beer Day! Raise a pint and toast to one of the oldest and most popular beverages in human history.
There are hundreds of different varieties of beer, but they all fall into one of two categories—ale or lager. Historians believe that humans have been producing beer, or some form it, since the Neolithic Era. The oldest continuously operating brewery in the world is in the Bavaria region of Germany. The Weihenstephan brewery began producing beer in the year 1040. Today, the company exports fourteen different brews all over the world.
There’s really only one way to celebrate Drink Beer Day! Gather a group of friends for a beer tasting at home or at your favorite bar. Be sure to check for promotions and giveaways that might be going on in your area. Cheers!
The Munich Oktoberfest (Munich Beerfest) is one of the most famous events and the world's largest fair. Oktoberfest 2016 will be no exception. With some six million people attending every year, it is an important part of Bavarian culture. Think Disneyland for adults. Think must do!
Munich's Oktoberfest began life as a wedding for the Bavarian crown prince Ludwig to princess Therese from Saxony-Hildburghausen (hence the name of the Theresienwiese) on October 12, 1810 and attended by the local community. Today the Munich Beerfest traditionally takes place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October with Oktoberfest 2016 starting on Saturday, 17th September until Monday the 3rd of October.
On Saturday, June 24th, at Louisville Waterfront Park’s Festival Plaza, the Kentucky Guild of Brewers will host it’s first annual brew fest, Kentucky Craft Bash. We’re excited to invite you to this fest for brewers and beer lovers alike to benefit Kentucky craft beer. The KGB brewfest will be the state’s largest beer festival featuring beers produced within the Commonwealth by Kentucky Craft Brewers. This event will host over 30 Kentucky breweries highlighting more than 70 varieties of beer. Not only will you enjoy the Kentucky brews you love, you will also try exclusive, experimental beers hard to find outside the fest, as well as brews that rarely make it out of the brewery’s taproom. Save the date and don’t miss the largest most exclusive taproom in the nation this summer at Festival Plaza!
Come see us at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company! You will be able to make a custom pint glass. The crafting is FREE.
Stop by the Library to sign up! Seats will fill up fast.
Location: Hopkinsville Brewing Company
102 E 5th St
Hopkinsville, KY 42240